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Miniature Havana (Maqueta de la Habana)

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Address: Calle 28 | Between Avenidas 1 and 3, Miramar, Havana, Cuba

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Amazing miniature of Havana. It even lights up. You could tell that much time was spent creating this masterpiece.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 16, 2015
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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Little Rock, Arkansas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Amazing miniature of Havana. It even lights up. You could tell that much time was spent creating this masterpiece.

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

Well worth a visit. The model gives a good overview of the old city (there's also a model of the whole of the city further west; didn't go), and if you're lucky, you might eavesdrop on somebody else's guided tour and learn a bit. Hang around for the change of lights.

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

The model of Havana is worth visiting if you are in Playa. It gives you a really good sense of the city... especially areas that you are unlikely to see as a visitor to the city. I was told that it is "under renovation" because a tourist had an accident there last year. Many Cubans still visit here though. If... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

stay there enough to see the change of the sun on the city model while hearing some city sounds. Totally recommended

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San Juan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

Here you will see a scale version of The Old City with lights, and Sound the City comes to life in front of your eyes.....

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Orlando, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

In mid-May 2012, I visited the site of Maqueta de la Habana and found the gates closed and locked with chains. My driver asked around and was told the building is closed for remodeling with no indication when it will re-open.

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Edmonton, Alberta
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

The detail shown in the maqueta is incredible - how to see Havana within one hour. A must!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2012

it's only a couple of quid to get in. it took 3 years to make. a dear recreaion, full of love & pride

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Do see the model before you embark on discovering the City, then re-visit it again at the end of your trip - gives you an impressive perspective on the City!

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New York, NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2011

This seems an unlikely attraction - a scale model of the entire (huge) city of Havana, but we hired a local professor of urban planning and got a fascinating lecture on the growth and history of this remarkable city. Havana suffers the same fate as LA - spreading endlessly in every available direction, with little or no public transportation. New... More 

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